Releases for Somerset and Wivenhoe

UPDATE:  Seqwater have advised Somerset Regional Council they will start releasing water from Somerset and Wivenhoe dams from about midday today (Tuesday, 19 February).

These releases could continue for about a week.  

Releases from Wivenhoe Dam will cause Savages Crossing and Twin Bridges to close.

Council has erected appropriate road closure signage at both sites.

Remember if it's flooded, forget it.


EARLIER: An SEQWater Spokeswoman said there were no current plans to release water from Wivenhoe or Somerset Dams, but they would be monitoring the inflows for the rest of the day.

Somerset Dam was at 100 per cent capacity as of February 14 and has received a rainfall of 47mm in 22 hours from 9am Monday, according the Bureau of Meteorology website.

"We won't know until later today and until then we will be monitoring the rainfall and inflows of both dams," she said.

"At the moment we have a watching brief as the rainfall is coastal not inland."

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